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Universities and Globalization
Critical Perspectives

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© 1998 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As we near the end of the century, there can be no doubt that the increasingly global political economy has affected the ways in which universities are governed; the daily lives of academics have been altered as well. In this new volume, editors Jan Currie and Janice Newson consider globalization as combining a market ideology with a corresponding material set of practices drawn from the world of business. Issues of managerialism, privatization, and accountabilityùall central values in businessùhave become primary for universities and their administrators as well. The selections in this book help illustrate the editorsÆ contentions that globalization presents clear disadvantages as well as benefits to all citizens. GlobalizationÆs effects on higher education are not likely to be uniform nor are the outcomes an inevitable process. The future of the university as a place where society can examine itself critically is at stake and this volume will be a strong contributor to the debate. Universities and Globalization will be of great interest to those interested in higher education, the role of the university, and global institutions and practices.
Jan Currie
INTRODUCTION
 
PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION AS AN ANALYTICAL CONCEPT AND LOCAL POLICY RESPONSES
Janice Dudley
Globalization and Education Policy in Australia
Sheila Slaughter
National Higher Education Policies in a Global Economy
 
PART TWO: NATIONAL RESPONSES TO GLOBALIZATION
Donald Fisher and Kjell Rubenson
The Changing Political Economy
The Private and Public Lives of Canadian Universities  
Arild Tjeldvoll
The Service University in Service Societies
The Norwegian Experience  
Richard DeAngelis
The Last Decade of Higher Education Reform in Australia and France
Different Constraints, Differing Choices in Higher Education Politics and Policies  
 
PART THREE: GLOBALIZING PRACTICES: CORPORATE MANAGERIALISM, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND PRIVATIZATION
Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich
Micro-Economic Reform through Managerialism in American and Australian Universities
Claire Polster and Janice Newson
Don't Count Your Blessings
The Social Accomplishments of Performance Indicators  
Lesley Vidovich and Jan Currie
Changing Accountability and Autonomy at the `Coalface' of Academic Work in Australia
Edward Berman
The Entrepreneurial University
Macro and Micro Perspectives from the United States  
 
PART FOUR: TRANSNATIONAL AND SUPRANATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND MECHANISMS
Mick Campion and David Freeman
Globalization and Distance Education Mega-Institutions
Mega-Ambivalence  
Robert Lingard and Fazal Rizvi
Globalization, the OECD, and Australian Higher Education
Janice Newson, Heriberta Castaños-Lomnitz and Axel Didriksson
Reshaping the Educational Agendas of Mexican Universities
The Impact of NAFTA  
Janice Newson
CONCLUSION
Repositioning the Local through Alternative Responses to Globalization  

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